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Nov 13, 2012 9:00am PST
/73 that opened up in a sense china to the u.s. they saw it as opening china outward to the broader world and it intrigued me and i said this is going to be big and we need more people to know what's going on between our two societies. >> absolutely and as we are - you were here in the first part of the class and of course where we are in beliefs and believers is we're coming to the end of looking at what we call the ethical dimension which has to do with proper patterns of action looking for the good life and looking towards the social dimension. we've gone through some notes here and we've had a chance to look at them. but, just from your perspective, how close are we in saying that in confucianism and taoism it cuts to the core of the family? i think susanna raised a question about the priorities but, how so this family relationships? >> family is at the core, family is the principle metaphor for the whole culture. and even in that little take at the very end he said you take it home and cook it for you family, right? so whatever happens the final sort of reference point is the family.
Nov 16, 2012 4:00pm PST
key ally, the u.s. army. the army had waited decades to get a new artillery system and believed they deserved crusader. they passed the news to united defense to gear up for a fight. timing oftentimes is everything, and, of course, if you can get your message out first and you can saturate the airwaves and saturate capitol hill with your message, you've got a better chance, obviously, of getting in the first punch. poussaint: the battle to cancel crusader was not the normal partisan fight. instead, it pitted the secretary of defense against key elements in the army establishment. it was a bad decision. rumsfeld, wolfowitz -- patriotic men, dedicated, experienced, and brilliant -- they're wrong on the issue and they're putting the u.s. army's high intensity combat capability at risk. poussaint: that view was shared by the third side of the triangle, key members of congress. 11 billion federal dollars would provide a lot of jobs in the states where crusader was being built. workers in j.c. watts' home district in oklahoma stood to lose jobs. watts: in layman's terms, we call that
Nov 7, 2012 9:00am PST
. over 1/2 of the u.s. population relies on it for its drinking-water supply. even more groundwater's used for irrigating agriculture, and its industrial use is growing every day. groundwater is valuable because it's plentiful and clean. there's about 50 times more water underground than in all the lakes and rivers on the earth's surface combined. in many areas, especially those with dry climates, groundwater is the most abundant and economical source of water available. because it's filtered as it passes through the soil, groundwater is usually less polluted than surface water. but this valuable resource is now being threatened. in some places, groundwater has been contaminated by industrial or agricultural pollution. in others, wells extract groundwater faster than it can be replenished. already, this has caused severe economic and health problems in several areas of the world. consequently, there's an increasingly important role for the geologists who study water movement underground and who can accurately predict the location and quantity of groundwater. "water, water everywhere
Nov 14, 2012 4:00pm PST
's familiarity networks, "who knows who" within, say, the u.s. and so these are tight networks where effects on one species can propagate to many other species quite quickly. one of the most famous examples of the effects of one species on the others within the ecosystem through the network that we've been studying is the sea otter example. back in the 1800s, the russians and several other western countries paid native americans to hunt sea otters pretty much to the extinction of them in many habitats across the pacific coast. when the otters went extinct, the sea urchins, what the otters ate, started getting really, really abundant. those urchins ended up eating a lot more kelp than usual. and they pretty much destroyed the kelp forests. the whole ecosystem that depended on the kelp was wiped out. so one of the neat sort of network-y things about this system is that if you look at this plant, this lupin, you'll find some ants walking all over it, they sort of patrol it. what happens is many plants in this habitat have nectaries, little places that provide food for the ants. in return, the a
Nov 1, 2012 9:00am PDT
's not my style. so i've been lucky to find financing outside the u.s. "mystery train" was financed 100 percent from japan. it is kind of odd, although i feel m american "mystery train" was financed 100 percent from japan. only kind of coincidentally. hi, goodnight. goodnight. how may i help you? we would like most cheap room please, do you have? all our rooms for two people are the same rates. oh. (speaking japanese) i'sorry, that is too expensive. jarmusch's relationship with hollywood becomes almost more and more irrelevant. with each new picture he makes, hollywood becomes more aware that he's not interested in doing it their way, and that what he's doing is just something else and they don't even have to think about him. hollywood is not very alluring to me. i'm not susceptible to being lured by pools and porsches. i got a '79 chevy. i mean, it's running good. (narrator) joel and ethan coen captured critical acclaim with their debut film, "blood simple," a thriller in the tradition of film noir. i saw "blood simple" right when it came out. and it just was a startling picture. (guns
Nov 5, 2012 9:00am PST
sitting out here in the cold, or working at a u.s. embassy somewhere in the world in real good shape, but that's the tough question. anyway, let me run through these patterns, and then we'll have plenty of time for some good questions on these. these will all hit home; these will all be very familiar to you- as they should be, because we live this. given that we don't have instinctively this ethical dimension embodies in us that makes us move naturally towards the harmonious, the good, the enduring, we have patterns of obligation that set standards for proper action. so the first one is obligation, and most of us in this room were at one point children. many of us in this room have raised children. many of us in this room are raising children, and that's what you spend a whole lot of your time doing is inculcating in your little fuzzy headed "chillens" obligation towards proper patterns of action- we get it right from the start. a second pattern we have- since we don't measure up ethically- and i hearken back again to that buddhistic idea that we all want to pull apart- selfishness;
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